Celebrating 25 Years of Partnership in Catholic Healthcare Ministry

by Sister Julie Ann on April 30, 2010

In 1985, because of the ever-increasing complexities of healthcare delivery in the United States, our Congregation’s various healthcare ministries—which include acute and long-term care facilities, senior

FSCC HealthCare Ministry Inc. Celebrates 25 Year Anniversary

Sister Laura Wolf, OSF, and others listen as James Vopat recalls memories of the FSCC HealthCare Ministry Inc. 25 year history of responding to Jesus' healing ministry.

housing and physician clinics—were incorporated into the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity HealthCare Ministry, Inc. Past and present board members, congregational leadership and staff members reflected on the memories and accomplishments of the past 25 years on April 29, 2010.

Jesus proclaimed the Gospel message of healing. Francis did what Jesus would do in his society and embraced the lepers in his day. We have been involved in healthcare for well over 100 years. Sister Louise Hembrecht, OSF, Comunity Director and chair of the Board of Directors, Sister Laura Wolf, OSF, president of the System, issued this joint statement:

“…we are immensely proud of all who share our ministry. Please join us in thanking the Boards of Directors and management teams from throughout the System and from each of the local markets for their steadfast commitment to our values and for meeting the needs of our local communities. Together, as sponsors and leaders, we reaffirm our commitment to remain open to the ways the Lord is calling us to serve in this time and in these places.”

This non-stock, not-for-profit corporation monitors and manages our health care ministry which spans three states: Wisconsin, Nebraska and Ohio.

6 thoughts on “Celebrating 25 Years of Partnership in Catholic Healthcare Ministry”

  1. Patricia Talone, RSM, PhD says:

    The Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity's health care ministry is a gift not only to their local communities but to the broader Church in America. Their commitment to excellent care, mission integration, and exemplary business practices stands as a model for others in Catholic Health Care. Congratulations on this landmark occasion, and best wishes for many more years of service.

  2. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment. Your words mean so much to all of us.

  3. sisterannemarielom says:

    Another celebration of goodness and caring ministry. What a joy!

  4. Sister Larua Wolf says:

    It is hard to believe that 25 years have passed so quickly. The Lord has surely blessed us with partners in ministry who share our values and are committed to bringing the healing mission of Jesus alive in thier own Communities. Now for the next 25!

  5. Until I worked closely with you and Franciscan Health Care system, I didn't realize how much you give to the society.

  6. Collaboration at its best is growth in mutual understanding. Thanks for the comment, Pre.

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